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MINUTES OF THE

HOUSE JUDICIARY STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING

Room W020 - House Building, State Capitol Complex

February 17, 2011

MEMBERS PRESENT:
    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair
                Rep. Francis Gibson, Vice Chair
                Rep. Jackie Biskupski
                Rep. Derek Brown
                Rep. LaVar Christensen
                Rep. Fred Cox
                Rep. Chris Herrod
                Rep. Eric Hutchings
                Rep. Ken Ivory
                Rep. Brian King
                Rep. Paul Ray
                Rep. Mark A. Wheatley
                Rep. Brad Wilson
        
STAFF PRESENT:        Jerry D. Howe, Policy Analyst
                Linda Black, Committee Secretary
    

NOTE:    A list of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with the committee minutes.

Rep. McIff called the meeting to order at 7:35 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to approve the minutes of February 11. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Herrod, Rep. Hutchings, Rep. King, Rep. Ray, Rep. Wheatley and Rep. Wilson absent for the vote.

H.B. 308    Parental Waivers of Liability on Behalf of Minors (Rep. K. Powell)

Rep. Powell presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Peter Cannon, citizen, Davis County

Spoke in opposition
of the bill:            Craig Swapp, attorney
                Thomas Seiler, Utah State Bar

MOTION:    Rep. Cox moved to hold the bill. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Herrod, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep Wilson absent for the vote.






H.B. 231    Parent-time Schedule Amendments (Rep. S. Sandstrom)

Rep. Sandstrom explained the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Peter Cannon, Utah Eagle Forum

Spoke in opposition to
the bill:            Stewart Ralphs, Legal Aid Society
                Dan Deuel, citizen

MOTION:        Rep. Christensen moved to pass H.B. 231 with a favorable recommendation.

SUBSTITUTE
MOTION:        Rep. Cox moved to amend the bill as follows:

    1.    Page 3, Line 58. Delete: {either parent} and insert, "both parents and child"

The motion failed with Rep. Cox voting in favor.

The original motion to pass the bill favorably passed with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. King, Rep. Wheatley, Rep. Wilson, and Rep. Gibson voting in opposition. Rep. Cox and Rep. Hutchings were absent for the vote.

H.B. 267    Public Body Rules of Procedure (Rep. M. Brown)

Rep. Brown presented the bill to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Ray moved to replace H.B. 267 with 1st Substitute H.B. 267. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cox, Rep. Hutchings, and Rep. Rep. Wheatley absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to pass 1st Substitute H.B. 267 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cox and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to place 1st Substitute H.B. 267 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cox and Rep. Hutchings absent for the vote.


H.B. 324    HIV Testing of Alleged Sex Offenders (Rep. R. Greenwood)



At the request of the sponsor, the bill was not considered.

H.B. 349    Expedited Jury Trials (Rep. B. King)

Rep. King presented the bill to the committee.

Spoke in favor of the bill:    Harold Petersen , attorney

MOTION:    Rep. Brown moved to pass the bill with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously, with Rep. Cox absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Cox absent for the vote.

Rep. McIff adjourned the meeting at 9:30 a.m.




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                    Rep. Kay McIff, Chair